Ammonia leak causes fire at factory in Emek Hefer

April 7, 2015 23:02


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An ammonia leak caused a fire at the Hod Hefer factory in the Emek Hefer industrial zone on Tuesday closed two highways, Israel Police reported Tuesday. A group of 10 firefighters were called to the scene to handle the incident.

Route 4 was closed to traffic in both directions from the Haroeh interchange, in the north, to the Highway 9 interchange in the south.

It is still unknown if any people were injured as a result of the leak.

According to Israel Radio, this is the second time in the past five months that  there has been an ammonia leak at the factory.

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